New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week: The Stars, The Trends, The Parties, And The Shows

New York Fashion Week has officially ended. The bi-annual fashion event wrapped on Thursday night.

Even if you missed out on Fashion Week, you don’t have to miss out on what happened. It was a star-studded event, but more so than usual. Anyone who is anyone was at one of the many runway shows that took place in New York City this week.

The Kardashian-Jenner clan took over New York Fashion Week. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian made a stylist entrance at the Givenchy show, where the mother-to-be wore a black sheer Goth-style gown.

attends the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 26 at Hudson River Park on September 11, 2015 in New York City.
attends the Givenchy fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 26 at Hudson River Park on September 11, 2015 in New York City.

Kylie Jenner, and her boyfriend Tyga, made their debut as a couple at various runway shows this past weekend. The famous teen also cozied up to Hailee Steinfeld and Bella Thorne at Fashion Week. And of course, Kendall Jenner walked various shows like Diane von Furstenberg, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Tyga (L) and Kylie Jenner attend the Alexander Wang Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 94 on September 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12: Tyga (L) and Kylie Jenner attend the Alexander Wang Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 94 on September 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 13, 2015 in New York City.
A model walks the runway at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 13, 2015 in New York City.

Katy Perry made a fiery appearance at Harper BAZAAR ICONS event during Fashion Week on Thursday, September 17. She performed at the show with a special acoustic set, which received mixed reactions.

Katy Perry attends the 2015 Harper's BAZAAR ICONS Event at The Plaza Hotel on September 16, 2015 in New York City.
Katy Perry attends the 2015 Harper’s BAZAAR ICONS Event at The Plaza Hotel on September 16, 2015 in New York City.

Other memorable celebrities to attend were Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Steven and Liv Tyler.

If celebrities weren’t seen sitting in front rows at shows that’s because they were debuting their own fashion lines. Kanye West, Victoria Beckham, Serena Williams, and Lauren Conrad were just some of the stars who debuted their eponymous lines at New York Fashion Week.

Now it’s time to talk about the shows and the trends. New York Fashion Week was filled with vibrant colors, bold prints, and plenty of beading and embroidery. The theme continued with Michael Kors who brought “earthy glamour” to his show, according to a report via the New York Daily News. His collection introduced some new colors like rosy red and cornflower blue, and of course the classics like camel and black.

Delpozo’s show featured couture styling mixed with carnival details like dots and circular shapes. The designer accessorized his kitschy designs with sequin and beaded floral pins, fringe necklaces, and ornaments that resembled crystal rock candy.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks down the runway during the Delpozo fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 60 on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks down the runway during the Delpozo fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 60 on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks down the runway during the Delpozo fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 60 on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks down the runway during the Delpozo fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 60 on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks down the runway during the Delpozo fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 60 on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: A model walks down the runway during the Delpozo fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Pier 60 on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

Naeem Khan and Kanye West showed their collections at the same time on Wednesday. What Naeem did, and Kanye didn’t was bring elegance to his show. His gowns included intricate details such as lace, embroidery, and sequins. Meanwhile, West stuck to his one-note normcore style as he featured Yeezy Season 2, which resembles his Yeezy Season 1 collection.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Models, with designer Naeem Khan (C) walk the runway wearing Naeem Khan Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: Models, with designer Naeem Khan (C) walk the runway wearing Naeem Khan Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Kanye West poses during the finale of Yeezy Season 2 during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Modern on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/Getty Images for Kanye West Yeezy)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: Kanye West poses during the finale of Yeezy Season 2 during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Modern on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/Getty Images for Kanye West Yeezy)

It wasn’t all about glamour and femininity. Fashion Week also brought technology to life thanks to Cynthia Rowley and Rebecca Minkoff. While Minkoff experimented with technology with accessories and athletic wear, Rowley took it one step further by having drones film her Spring/Summer 2016 collection in Montauk and then broadcasted it on the 200-foot mirrored runway.

Other memorable moments from Fashion Week was Givenchy’s first catwalk show, Alexander Wang’s 10th anniversary show, Ashley Graham hitting the runway in lingerie, and Madeline Stuart – an Australian model with Down syndrome – who made her NYFW debut.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Model Madeline Stuart walks the runway at Hendrik Vermeulen show during Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal on September 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Model Madeline Stuart walks the runway at Hendrik Vermeulen show during Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal on September 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Model/designer Ashley Graham walks down the runway during the Addition Elle/Ashley Graham Lingerie Collection fashion show during the Spring 2016 Style 360 on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 15: Model/designer Ashley Graham walks down the runway during the Addition Elle/Ashley Graham Lingerie Collection fashion show during the Spring 2016 Style 360 on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

We know what the most memorable moments of New York Fashion Week are, but what are the biggest trends of Spring 2016? With the hundreds of shows that took place at Fashion Week, it’s hard to get it all straight but the New York Daily News was able to cut it down into a top 10 list.

  1. Chic pajamas
  2. Cleavage-baring shirts and gowns
  3. Statement earrings
  4. Cold-shoulder coats and dresses with cutouts
  5. Leather fringe
  6. Modern overalls
  7. Grown up tie-Dye
  8. The color red
  9. Horizontal and vertical stripes
  10. Bows and ribbon detail

Just because New York Fashion Week is over doesn’t mean everyone’s going home. The city never sleeps for a reason and that’s because they love to party. There were parties all week long. On Wednesday, there was the formal party, which was hosted by Carine Roitfeld and photographer Jean-Paul Goude, and included the likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. There’s no doubt there will be many more tonight, as both stars and designers bid farewell to Fashion Week.

What are your some favorite moments, designers, or trends from New York Fashion Week? Share them below in the comments section.

[Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows]

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